View Full Version : Which forum member will step up and be the first to christen their next boat

Paul Pless
09-30-2010, 07:44 PM
in the manner that the Iraqi Navy did so today?

Eschewing the bottle of champagne that is traditionally broken against the bow of newly acquired vessels in the Western world, a sheep was slaughtered on the pier to mark the boat’s entry into service with the Iraqi fleet.

link to the entire story here: link (http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010%5C09%5C28%5Cstory_28-9-2010_pg4_13)

The Bigfella
09-30-2010, 07:49 PM
Virgin sacrifice is so much more appropriate.

09-30-2010, 09:13 PM
Depends upon where and from who (whom?) they procured the sheep and how you define "virgin". Any Kiwis care to illuminate?

09-30-2010, 09:38 PM
in the manner that the Iraqi Navy did so today?

Next time my boat goes in the water, I'm having a mutton pie and a can of Speight's Ale to celebrate.

James McMullen
09-30-2010, 10:22 PM
As a born-again heathen infidel, I've never "christened" a boat in my life. I don't believe in wasting champagne either. That's a wretched superstition and a waste of good hooch!

56 times & counting, and no booze wasted once, if anyone's keeping track.

09-30-2010, 10:30 PM
I did the dastardly deed three times in Thailand, and when I returned home almost 2 years later, it took 3-4 months to gather all the notes and papers together with all the taxes etc. My radio licenses have been reinstated, and if I wish to continue my carreer I may do so. Firearms are returned.